Welcome to our website and hopefully, here you will find all the information you need about St. Margaret's Church, Great Barr.
Above are photos of the area in the churchyard known as "The Duckery" covered in Spring flowers
As 5 January 2021
St Margaret's Church is still open for services as follows:
Thursdays 10.00 am to 11.00 am
Sundays 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.
With the increases in infection, if you wish to attend one of our services, please click here for information on what happens at our services - thank you. If you prefer to worship at home, then please look at our "Situation during Covid" page to find postings from the Vicarage.
If you wish to attend the church for private prayer at another time, then please contact the Parish Office on email or leave a voicemail on 0121 357 1390 to arrange so that somebody can let you in.
Funerals & Graveside Burials can still go ahead with up to 30 people (excluding church personnel). Interment of Ashes can also take place with up to 6 people (excluding church personnel).
Weddings can only go ahead in exceptional circumstances with only 6 people attending (including bride & groom). For more information, please speak to the Parish Office. For Baptisms, please speak to the Parish Office.
Worshippers are reminded that they are required by law to wear face coverings for services in places of worship (unless they have a valid exemption) and we would remind people to continue to self-distance (2m/6ft 6in).
Donations to St Margaret's Church
There a now new way to donate to St Margaret's Church using "Donate Now" set up by the Diocese of Lichfield to help their churches. Their Finance Team, with help from a local software company, Data Developments, have put a Donate Now button on the Diocese website.
If you would like to make a donation to St Margaret’s Church, then click on the link to the Donate Now page, after you have clicked the button, you can enter your details and can choose St Margaret’s from the drop-down list of churches.
In addition, there is a Gift Aid option as well as an option for donors to cover the transaction cost if they want to. As is the case with Contactless and Giving Direct, funds go into the Diocesan bank account as the registered charity and are then passed on to St Margaret’s as soon as possible along with a report showing when the donations were made.
Updates will be on the Coronovirus page of the website or you can contact the Parish Office on email or leave a voicemail on 0121 357 1390
For those missing Children @ Church Georgina is now putting together a fortnightly newsletter which can be found on the Ch@Ch page of the website.
Update - Thursday 25 June 2020:
If you are looking for details on Worship at Home, the digital resources of the Church of England or a variety of prayers, then please see the "Coronovirus" Page for more details.
In line with Diocese of Lichfield guidelines, we have a safeguarding policy and if you have any concerns about possible abuse, please click here for more details.
The church now has a Friends Group and if you are interested in knowing more or in joining the Friends of St Margaret's Church, then please see their page - listed at the side of this page.